Looking for ways to enhance your Stinger and set it apart from others on the road? Look no further than KDM Warehouse!

Bad Nightmare Oil Change

david1600

Member
25
13
3
So always read about the horrible dealship experiences on here and never had an issue at the Kia mall of Georgia in Buford(besides waiting 3 hours for an oil change). Until today. Got my oil changed under warranty, they even got me out 15 minutes early (should have known). I start driving down the high way get about 30 miles home and noticed white smoke. Pulled over into the nearest parking lot and I am just pouring oil all over the f*cking floor. Called up the dealer and they had nothing to say other than there sending a tow truck? Anyone else have an experience like this? Guess I should be lucky there’s still oil too leak but definitely more concerned about engine damage.
 

NS_Stinger

1000 Posts Club!
2,135
1,310
118
Sounds like they way overfilled it or didnt fully tighten the oil filter. Actually I bet they didnt seat the oil filter cap covering the filter or cracked it from over tightening it.
______________________________
 
G

G-812490

That’s assuming they even changed the filters. What would y’all do in this case I’m 30 mi away and they got a tow truck en route. Obviously they need to check for engine damage? But anything specific
 

bfglitch

Stinger Enthusiast
Heard a similar story from a local Stinger owner, and oddly at a dealership that's normally pretty decent. Something about the oil filter or cover wasn't put on properly and it was just pouring oil out and started getting valve train noises before he was able to pull over and shut it down.
 
The best place to buy Kia Stinger modifications is at KDM Warehouse dot com! The official store of Kia Stinger dot com...

cncBilly

2500 Posts Club!
2,650
1,371
118
North Vancouver
All for a free oil change. :eek:
 

david1600

Member
25
13
3
So they’re filling it back up with oil now. There was maybe half a quart left in the engine. More infuriating was I went to where they pulled my car around for me to leave and there is a massive puddle of oil and a trail mark leaving the dealership. You would think someone would have noticed seeing as it’s right in front of their door.
 

NS_Stinger

1000 Posts Club!
2,135
1,310
118
Thats just plain laziness on their part. This is why I do my own changes now, after I fill the car I make a point of running the car for 2mins, checking under the car and keeping an eye on the oil level. Clearly they did none of that.
 
G

G-568924

Ya and they didn’t install the O-ring all the way. It had about two more threads till it would have been tight.
 

Ohiocruiser

1000 Posts Club!
1,158
915
118
Hopefully the engine doesn't need replacement.
______________________________
 
The best place to buy Kia Stinger modifications is at KDM Warehouse dot com! The official store of Kia Stinger dot com...

D.J.

1000 Posts Club!
1,641
865
118
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Looking to cover or replace the KIA emblems on your Stinger? Look no further than right here in our own forum store - where orders are shipped immediately!

ChaneRZ

1000 Posts Club!
1,842
1,192
118
Bay Area, California
Glad I do my oil changes on all my cars.
 

david1600

Member
25
13
3
Basically The o ring was not screwed in all the way. It still had a few good turns to be in place. Less than half a quart of oil when the drained it. I didn’t see an metal shavings when we busted open the filter. Drove it 30 miles back home and around a bit more don’t hear any problems so guess we’re driving around extra ‘carefully’. Still under warranty so they didn’t seem interested in checking anything further.
 
The best place to buy Kia Stinger modifications is at KDM Warehouse dot com! The official store of Kia Stinger dot com...

D.J.

1000 Posts Club!
1,641
865
118
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Basically The o ring was not screwed in all the way. It still had a few good turns to be in place. Less than half a quart of oil when the drained it. I didn’t see an metal shavings when we busted open the filter. Drove it 30 miles back home and around a bit more don’t hear any problems so guess we’re driving around extra ‘carefully’. Still under warranty so they didn’t seem interested in checking anything further.
That's some exceptionally sloppy workmanship from a dealer.

Pisses me off just reading it.

It's so so easy to install the oil filter correctly and completely
______________________________
 

david1600

Member
25
13
3
Ya I’ll upload all the pics tomorrow when I can get in a laptop. Strangely enough the tech was the only one who seemed genuinely upset and remorse about the mess.
 

JSolo

2500 Posts Club!
2,555
1,464
118
People's Republic Of IL
What does it mean the oring was not screwed in? The oring is on the plastic filter end cap. Was the oring in the wrong groove, or the cap itself not screwed in all the way, or both?

Either is unacceptable from a dealership service (or any other professional paid for service).

Anyone having their car serviced anywhere should be at least checking oil level prior to leaving the dealership.

I hope folks know that only the greenest (and lowest paid) of techs do the oil changes at most dealerships. Supposedly under the watchful eye of someone who has a clue, but if busy, then not.

Did they damage your side skirts too?
 

david1600

Member
25
13
3
I’m just as at fault for not noticing the massive oil puddle when I pulled out but doubt you would have noticed anything on the dipstick right away. Ya the picture I have you can’t see where the fault was but the cap wasn’t all the way down and Oring was half in the wrong grove it appeared. Disappointed as I had planned to go visit family and install some spark plugs and intakes this weekend but now gonna wait a few weeks to make sure nothing happens. 1st and 3rd pic was dealership parking lot by the door. And as I said you can’t really see how loose the cap was in the second picture.
 

Attachments

  • C06C30D8-AA6E-49A2-BBAB-8DAD2DB9A1F6.jpeg
    C06C30D8-AA6E-49A2-BBAB-8DAD2DB9A1F6.jpeg
    869 KB · Views: 40
  • D8F83769-103B-43BA-879B-DE0716787925.jpeg
    D8F83769-103B-43BA-879B-DE0716787925.jpeg
    331.5 KB · Views: 41
  • 88CF26C7-066C-4013-B2FF-355330656FD9.jpeg
    88CF26C7-066C-4013-B2FF-355330656FD9.jpeg
    859.9 KB · Views: 40

Ohiocruiser

1000 Posts Club!
1,158
915
118
Did they drive the car on the parking lot without oil???
 
The best place to buy Kia Stinger modifications is at KDM Warehouse dot com! The official store of Kia Stinger dot com...
Top